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Public Art in Transit

Public Art Opportunities

Notice of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Lake Street & I-35W BRT Station public art

The Metropolitan Council is soliciting qualifications for artists to create integrated public art to enhance the new Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Interstate 35W and Lake Street in South Minneapolis.

This is a two-step solicitation process. In the first step, the Council is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). In the second step, the Council will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to artists shortlisted in the RFQ process.

RFQ Release

May 11, 2022

RFQ Pre-Submittal Meeting

May 23, 2022

RFQ Questions Deadline

May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST

RFQ Responses Due

June 30, 2022 @ 5:00 PM CST

View and download the RFQ documents (including Plan Holder Report and Addendums). Please input this QuestCDN eBidDoc™ Number 8201252 on the website’s Project Search page. Contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in downloading and working with the digital documents.

Bus shelter public art program

As part of the Better Bus Stops and Public Art in Transit programs, Metro Transit is seeking proposals from local artists to design shelter glass clings to add placemaking/community identity to bus stops in their neighborhood. 

Bus Stop Shelter Public Art Program

New Public Art

Uptown Transit Center art.

Sunburst by Stacia Goodman, Uptown Transit Center 

BCTC public artFaces of Brooklyn Center by Kao Lee Thao and Patterns of Brooklyn Center by Anika Hsiung Schneider, Brooklyn Center Transit Center

Raindropartstop art

Rain Drop Art Stop by Eric Garcia, Andres Guzman, Leeya Jackson and Violeta Rotstein with Metro Transit Creative Services

The Permanent Collection

Thumbnail of public art.

The Public Art in Transit program expresses Metro Transit's commitment to excellence. Metro Transit encourages creativity and innovation in all things, including art in its public places. The integrated public art program supports function with forms that may inspire discovery in otherwise predictable spaces.

Metro Transit is home to one of the largest collections of public art in the Upper Midwest. To learn about Metro Transit's Public Art Collection (the artwork, the artists and their history), click on the following links:


Do you want to know the history of Metro Transit's Public Art in Transit program? Please contact Mark Granlund, Public Art Administrator, at 612-349-7499 or